About

The Biography Society is a scholarly society of research, international and interdisciplinary, devoted to the development and the valorisation of the theory and the practice of biography.

This research blog is devoted to biography as an object and/or a method of research, with a view to answering the current demand for a theorization of biography as an emerging field, at a crossroads between several disciplines in the humanities. Biography is considered here as distinct from autobiography. The blog welcomes contributions on biography as a genre of literature and cinema, biography as a mode of historiography, life-writing as an academic discipline, biographical dictionaries, and the current impact of digital humanities on biographical writing.

Contact: info@biographysociety.org

Board Members of The Biography Society:

 

From left to right: Joanny Moulin, Martine Boyer-Weinmann, Nigel Hamilton, Hans Renders, Binne de Haan, Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon
From left to right: Joanny Moulin, Martine Boyer-Weinmann, Nigel Hamilton, Hans Renders, Binne de Haan, Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon

Pr. Martine Boyer-Weinmann (Secretary)
Département des Lettres Modernes
Head of Passages XX-XI research laboratory
Université Lumière Lyon 2 – France

Dr. Binne de Haan (Deputy Secretary)
History Department
Biografie Instituut
University of Groningen – Netherlands

Dr Nigel Hamilton (Honorary President)
Senior Fellow – McCormack Graduate School
University of Massachusetts, Boston – USA

Pr. Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon (Vice-Treasurer)
History Department – University of Iceland
Chair of the Center of Microhistorical Research at the Reykjavik Academy – Iceland

Pr. Joanny Moulin (President)
Head of DEMA – Département d’Etudes du Monde Anglophone
Aix-Marseille Université – France

Pr. Hans Renders (Vice-President) 
History Department
Director of Biografie Instituut
University of Groningen – Netherlands

Maryam Thirriard (Second Deputy Secretary)
(phD candidate)
DEMA – Département d’Etudes du Monde Anglophone
Aix-Marseille Université – France

Alexandre Tremblay (Second Vice-Treasurer)
(phD candidate)
DEMA – Département d’Etudes du Monde Anglophone
Aix-Marseille Université – France

Pr. Sophie Vallas (Treasurer)
DEMA – Département d’Etudes du Monde Anglophone
Aix-Marseille Université – France

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